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These accident reports were released this past week by law enforcement agencies:


120th Rd. east of Chisholm Trail Rd.

Two passengers were taken to Newton Medical Center by Hillsboro ambulance after Brett D. Wright, 47, Hillsboro, inexplicably drove his 2013 Hyundai Elantra into a ditch at 3:23 p.m. July 22, hit an abandoned field entrance, and then veered back onto the roadway, continuing for 0.8 of a mile.

The passengers were identified as Teresa M. Wright, 41, of the same Hillsboro address and Daniel W. Kyle, 58, of rural Peabody.

Deputy Christopher Lyon’s report blamed inattentive driving, but no tickets were issued.

The Elantra sustained damage to its front, rear, undercarriage, and windshield. It was towed.

Old Mill Rd. north of 50th Rd.

A 2004 Buick Rendezvous owned and driven by Christopher M. Litton, 43, Peabody, hit two cattle in the roadway at 12:30 a.m. July 23.

The cattle were thought to be owned by Brock Baker of Peabody, but deputy Kaylan Miles’s report states that Miles was unable to reach Baker.

US-50 west of Alfalfa Rd.

Hay being hauled by Jolen D. Reinert, 69, rural Cassoday, on a semi-trailer pulled by his 1988 Volvo caught fire at 1:27 p.m. July 23.

Firefighters from Florence, Marion, and Cedar Point rolled the burning bales into a field, spent more than seven hours extinguishing them, then returned twice to tend to rekindled flames.

290th Rd. west of Nighthawk Rd.

John A. Peterson, 52, Lost Springs, hit a deer with his 2013 Cadillac ATS at 8:53 p.m. July 23. Jorja A. Peterson, 16, of a different Lost Springs address was a passenger. The car was towed.

US-50 east of Clover Rd.

Israel A. Villalva-Lopez, 33, Newton, hit a deer at 5:10 a.m. July 25 with a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado pickup owned by Mirna Z. Romero-Almendarez of a different Newton address. Hugo J. Lopez, 24, of the first Newton address and Joya B. Armando, 29, of a third Newton address were passengers.

US-77 north of 280th Rd.

Ryan T. McFall, 37, Wichita, hit a deer at 7:46 a.m. July 28 with a 2019 Dodge Caravan owned by the Air Force.

Last modified Aug. 5, 2021